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Aircraft – Dubai
Industrial Design
Bombardier Global Express XRS
This project is a Jet Aviation - Midcoast/Bombardier green completion. I was the senior designer for this Dubai, UAE based large body aircraft.  As the senior designer I coordinated the planning, interior design, communications, requisitioning, development and fabrication of all interior and exterior design elements and client specific product development.  The early phases of ideation were completed with collaboration from the Toronto, Ontario based design firm Yabupushleberg.

This project features the integration of the Lufthansa NICE cabin system which was customized for it's first implementation on a Jet Aviation - Midcoast/Bombardier aircraft.  Although this isn't technically a design responsibility, the cabin system, which incorporates the audio/visual and lighting systems of the cabin, was included in my scope of work as I was able to lend insight into the entire sensory experience of the passengers and crew. 

Especially unique to this aircraft is the pixelated gradient paint scheme composed of thousands of tiny gray dots that were meticulously calculated for an avant garde exterior paint effect rarely seen on a large body aircraft.

The repetitive/gradient element is further carried into the cabin in the 27 hued, hand–tufted and carved silk and wool carpet.  Horizontal lines as a design element create a more spacious cabin feeling and are repeated from the carpet to the seating upholstery as well as the veneered timber applications.  The veneer is a high-gloss stained Mozambique wood species that was handpicked sheet by sheet for its color depth and grain movement.  It is applied in an untraditional way with the grain running horizontally against the bulkheads, tables and sideledges.  The grain gets a 90º spin on the handrails as well to complete the custom affect.

The principal lavatory in the aft portion of the cabin features a mother of pearl tiled bulkhead, custom made vessel sink and a honed granite counter.  The horizontal grain of the Mozambique turns the vanity into a sculptural piece and sets this lavatory apart from any other.

Overall, the photos try very hard to do justice to the physical and visual effect this interior space has on the passengers and crew, but as always, because design is a three–dimensional experience, they just can't do it.  30,000+ feet in the air, this cabin and aircraft surpass the average private jet experience, and this is just what the client wanted.

This project had a multitude of challenges resulting from the parties involved being spread between Dubai, Canada, Germany, Switzerland and United States.  Lots of travel and late night conference calls in different time zones were involved.  The avant garde motto lead to heavy research and development of different design, engineering and installation techniques and applications, and ultimately an aircraft especially fitting for it's Dubai home.  This project pushed not only myself as a designer and project coordinator, but the entire team of accountants, engineers and craftsmen, to go beyond the traditional boundaries of aviation design with enthusiasm and never look back.

    Exterior
    Tail Featuring the Dubai Festival City logo
    Cockpit
    Crew Seating
    Galley
    Main Cabin – Facing Aft
    Workstation Also Functions as a Banquette
    Main Cabin – Facing Forward
    Group/Conference Seating
    Aft Cabin
    Aft Lavatory
Aircraft – Dubai
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Brittney Boudwin

Aircraft – Dubai

Private aircraft/jet interior and exterior design composed of custom textile, furniture, upholstery and carpentry design.
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